The Walking Dead: Season 7 (2016 - 2017)


Season 7
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Increased character depth and effective world-building helps The Walking Dead overcome a tiresome reliance on excessive, gratuitous violence.



Critic Ratings: 15


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Season 7 of the post-apocalyptic drama deals with the aftermath of the previous season's ending: Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) kills two beloved characters and breaks Rick (Andrew Lincoln) spiritually and Daryl (Norman Reedus) physically. Ultimately, the group of survivors can't do anything else but agree to work for Negan and his Saviors. Meanwhile, Morgan (Lennie James) and Carol (Melissa McBride) find themselves in the Kingdom, a community run by King Ezekiel (Khary Payton) that seems safe and welcoming. At Alexandria, people try to live their lives as always, though Negan's barbaric rule worries everybody. Elsewhere, Maggie (Lauren Cohan) and Sasha (Sonequa Martin-Green) go to the Hilltop to recover from the ordeal and to check on Maggie's pregnancy. The rest of the season is all about the three communities coming together and taking on Negan's army in an all-out war.


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Critic Reviews for The Walking Dead Season 7

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

They also have finally, in the most stomach churning, emotional way, ratcheted up the brutality of the TV series to match the brutality of the graphic novel which inspired the show.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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New Best Friends won't be on anyone's all-time favourite list, but it's engaging nonetheless.

Feb 20, 2017 | Full Review…

If AMC wants The Walking Dead to last for years to come, as its producers say, it needs to kill Negan, and quickly. And it needs to learn from the mistakes it made during his seemingly endless tenure on the series.

Oct 21, 2017 | Full Review…
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[A] laughable, thoroughly unentertaining mess of a premiere.

Feb 11, 2020 | Full Review…

Season 7 is its most powerful yet as unforgettable moments will be ingrained in fans minds for years to come and the aftermath of the season's events will be felt for years.

Nov 14, 2019 | Full Review…

Jeffrey Dean Morgan's portrayal of Negan embodied everything I love in a villain.

Jun 28, 2018 | Full Review…

It used to be a great show that used violence as a way to advance compelling storylines. Now it's just violent, sadistic and repulsive.

Oct 27, 2016 | Full Review…

It was TWD's way of saying that seven seasons in, it's still got a lotta killin' to do, so hang in there.

Oct 24, 2016 | Full Review…

The most devastating episode in the history of The Walking Dead also vaults the show forward with more momentum than ever before.

Oct 23, 2016 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

It's fair to say that most of the episodes are merely filler, stretching out a season that doesn't have nearly enough material to fill an entire 16 episodes.

Aug 22, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Season seven of The Walking Dead has been for me one of deep emotions and trauma, and in my mind at an unprecedented level ... We all suffer from the need for extensive therapy and oh, yeah, closure.

Mar 28, 2017 | Full Review…

The Walking Dead is at impasse itself right now, and it's doubtful that the series will be able to sustain itself before it's either outright eaten or blown to kingdom come.

Feb 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Walking Dead: Season 7

  • Jun 24, 2020
    Season 7 is not as bad as they say. TWD remains good, although this season is not as good as some previous seasons but it remains one of my favorite seasons and series ever.
  • Jun 10, 2020
    Kept me on my toes whole season.
  • Jun 08, 2020
    Worse season of TWD. There were a about two or three good episodes, but overall it was a LONG, DULL drag. This is not what made the show great.
  • Jun 08, 2020
    the seventh season hits a lot in some decisions, but the change of pace may not please everyone
  • May 18, 2020
    TWD in its seventh season continues to fall off a cliff. Killing off a few characters in the start was a bold move and a great introduction to Jeffery Dean Morgans Negan. However, this season completely shits on episode one and makes Rick Grimes a complete wuss. Not only that but after Ricks wuss stunt, the gang wants to fight Negan. Okay, but can we not talk about it for like three episodes...? Overall, this season is complete rubbish and not good at all.
  • May 03, 2020
    directors and writers are less talented than micro plastic floats under the sea.
  • Apr 03, 2020
    The season seems a bit lacking between the first episode, mid season finale, and season finale. However, those 3 high points are amazing. It just sucks that the rest of the season seems very boring.
  • Feb 24, 2020
    sadly the weakest season of twd , way to many fillers
  • Feb 01, 2020
    First episode was garbage. New villain just dropped in without any backstory the way they killed glen my favorite character pissed me off to no end. I'm seeing the producers middle finger through the glass of my screen and in exchange for that gesture, I'm done watching.
  • Jan 31, 2020
    When the show deviates from the source material, it takes a lot of risks. Sometimes, those pay off (e.g. Daryl's character). Sometimes, they don't. This season had a lot of extra stuff that didn't add anything to the story or the character development. There were some great moments, and some good acting, but it would have been twice as good if it were half as many episodes.

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